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Need For Gradual Hike In Power Rates

The resistance to the recent power tariff hike from within the government, to which the opposition added its voice, has compelled Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar to reduce the quantum of hike.  He announced that the government would withdraw the hike of 4.9 per cent for the first 200 units and marginally increase the hike for subsequent 200 units. The explanation ... Read More »

Dhavlikars Should Address Discontent

All does not appear to be well within the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), the longest surviving regional party of the state. The dissension which was well within the party’s inner walls appears to have breached them and come out in open. Please like & share: Read More »

Hurdles Federal Front Has To Cross

The Congress has recently started making preliminary efforts to unite parties in opposition to revive the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to take on the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections next year. Please like & share: Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Proposed Trump-Kim Meet Gives Hope For World Peace Early this month US President Donald Trump accepted the invitation of North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un for talks by the end of May. Please like & share: Read More »

Building A Quality Cancer Treatment Facility At GMC

Finally, the state government has decided to set up a full-fledged oncology department at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) at Bambolim. The department would be headed by Dr Anupama Borkar, a noted medical oncologist presently working in Mumbai. Please like & share: Read More »

Building A Mini Las Vegas In Goa

The state government has tried to mitigate the negativity of extension of six months granted to offshore casinos by raising the fees for them 2.5 to 4.5 times. Though the total contribution from the casino industry following the increase has not been quantified, the new fee structure is expected to bring in substantial amount to the government’s coffers. It is ... Read More »

Polygamy Among Indian Muslims Must End

Having banned the practice of ‘triple talaq’ nearly seven months ago, the Supreme Court is now going to examine the constitutional validity of two other practices among Indian Muslims – polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ – on the plea of a Muslim woman. The woman has petitioned that though these practices come within the domain of personal law, they are not ... Read More »

New Cong Chief Should Unite Leaders

The Congress high command is expected to announce the name of the new president of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee later this week. Unlike in the past when the state unit used to pass a one line resolution requesting the party high command to decide on the name of the president of the GPCC, this time around the AICC desk ... Read More »

State To Miss ODF Deadline 

THE government has decided to give responsibility of toilet construction under Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission to the Goa Waste Management Corporation and divest Goa State Urban Development Agency and department of panchayat from it. Please like & share: Read More »

Ensuring Planned Development In State

A SUB-COMMITTEE of the Town and Country Planning Board has agreed to exclude the villages of Azzossim-Mandur and Gauxim-Batim from the jurisdiction of Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority. Having decided in favour of the villagers, the committee will submit its report to the board. The final decision to remove the villages would, however, vest with the T&CP Board, which ... Read More »